Utah Jazz not facing the same old Knicks of the past

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  • UkJazz W-Ton, Uk
    Jan. 12, 2011 6:57 p.m.

    Looking forward to seeing if Big Al can do a better job on Defense V Amar'e than Loser EVER did....

    good test tonight, we need a decent start for a change, & to play Jazz basketball....

    Just hope we don't start jacking up trey's (yes, possibly you CJ) and trying to match run n gun basketball with the Knicks. That's their way of play NOT ours!!!!!

    GO JAZZ !!!!!

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Jan. 12, 2011 6:26 p.m.

    Knicks has a lot of good talent on their team...Wilson Chandler...Danilo Gallinari(injured)...Landry Fields...and its been a career season for Raymond Felton...

    @CJ Miles...

    I agree with you...they should start memo...i think he brings balance since he is more of a perimeter guy...it would give Big Al or Millsap enough room to work on the paint...plus they get an outside threat...who could lure a big body out of the paint...

  • Jazz-Nation Lehi, UT
    Jan. 12, 2011 5:54 p.m.

    Some Debbie Downers on this link, what's up with that?

    This team is close, I think we are a shooting guard away from going from a good team to a great team. Raja is not giving the starters any fire power and he is an average defender at this point in his career. Having Memo coming back healthy will be a huge boost in scoring and rebounding.

    I am a Jazz fan for life! I know it is hard to get our hearts ripped out year in and year out come playoffs, but we have it better then the majority of NBA fans. We have a winng system and some good players we are so close yet so far.

    Keep working hard Jazz, that includes KOC!

    GO JAZZ!!

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Jan. 12, 2011 4:13 p.m.

    I still would like to see Memo healthy and in the starting lineup with AJ. Millsap off the bench. Last year the Jazz didn't have slow starts with Memo starting with Millsap or Boozer.

  • JazzyMan Meadow, UT
    Jan. 12, 2011 1:10 p.m.

    Starting CJ might help in some instances in the first quarter,but I still think that our two-guard position isn't to blame for much as of the slow starts as some people think.A good part of the reason Mathews and other guards have such good games against us is the fact that the Jazz are forced to double team inside quite often (Aldredge,etc.) because we are so soft inside.Milsap is undersized,Jefferson is relatively soft,and Kirilenko,well,we all know what that story is.Let Kirilenko come off the Bench and play with Watson,CJ,Price so he can run with the run-and-gun team where he's more effective.Fesenko needs to play with Jefferson ,Milsap,and Williams so that his weak offense isn't such a liability.

  • JazzyMan Meadow, UT
    Jan. 12, 2011 12:57 p.m.

    A big guy in the middle who can at least somewhat frequently block, intimidate,AND REBOUND more shots in my opinion is needed by the Jazz if they want to run more and get energy in their offense, especially in the first quarter. Fast breaks and runs to the basket are started with opposing teams being forced to take outside shots which results in long rebounds. Also a good defender's blocked shots obviously contribute to fast breaks.Any time a team can consistently take the ball inside against you and get buckets,or misses resulting in short rebounds by either team,it's not good news for the team who wants to run with the ball to the other end of the court since the opposing defense has time to set up. Memo or Fess should be starting in my opinion. Fess for intimidation or Memo for taking a big defender with him outside to three-point land. The Jazz's perimeter defense right now is based on backing off and letting opposing guards shoot away from outside undisturbed in exchange for not letting them go to the basket because we have no defense inside.

  • The Rocker Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 12, 2011 12:48 p.m.

    Unfortunately the horrible Knicks team of the past which had more problems than any NBA team was always the team that beat the Jazz.
    Marbury always torched us at the lowest point of his career.
    It was always embarrasing and frustrating when we played the Knicks.
    It is funny how much more optimistic people are now that the Knicks are a different team even though they are better.
    Amare Stoudamire has given the Jazz problems in the past. He breezes right past the frontcourt and causes a lot of frustration.
    Watch out!
    Hope for Milsap to have a huge game!

  • Anonymous Infinity American Fork, UT
    Jan. 12, 2011 12:05 p.m.

    To: Jazz-Nation

    Unfortunately the Jazz rarely if ever do any of the things you suggest in your message. Another thing they don't do is come out with an attitude and go to the rack, instead of their casting up ridiculous ill advised jump shots. They never learn and never change. They don't have a dominating presence down deep in the paint. They don't have a big time outlet pass after a defensive rebound and get down the court. They don't have a two guard that can knock down jump shots. When Watson is running the club at point they seem to do better. Deron Williams has something on his mind, and I don't know what it is; but it's not basketball related. He is stale at running the club and is dominating the ball too much, which reflects in poorer play of the other players on the floor with him. The bigs don't dunk with authority. The list is endless. They players are not playing consistently with passion. CJ Miles is hot and cold. Fesenko doesn't match up with many opposition players, is not giving the team good play.

    GO JAZZ!

  • Jazz-Nation Lehi, UT
    Jan. 12, 2011 11:14 a.m.

    I am yelling like the guy in the Under Armor commercial! "YOU MUST PROTECT THIS HOUSE"!!!!!This is our house, foul hard, set hard picks, dunk on some heads, set the tone early. Make a statement!!


  • Ute Fan In Utah West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 12, 2011 9:56 a.m.

    Oh snap!

  • duke5 vancouver, wa
    Jan. 12, 2011 7:53 a.m.

    The Knicks better be very careful and play AK and Bell very tight. They are huge scoring threats.